Founded in 1980, the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (JHRME) is a peer-reviewed international journal, published twice annually, and dedicated to publishing articles and reviews in the English language. Its intended audience is research scholars in music education, musicology and the history of education. JHRME is unique in that it is the only music education journal whose topics focus solely on the diverse international history of music education including biographical, methodological, sociological, historiographical and qualitative studies of music teaching and learning.
The mission of the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education (JHRME) is to encourage submission of high-quality historical research and bring to the readership reviews of books and media that advance knowledge in history and historiography. The journal serves to publish and disseminate studies that reflect a diverse range of topics spanning various time periods, music teaching and learning environments and cultural contexts, drawing on economic, intellectual, political, social and cultural perspectives to deepen understanding of the past. The aim is to provide a scholarly forum that illustrates the value of professional history and historical research to the development of music in school and society.
|Marie McCarthy||University of Michigan, USA|
|William R. Lee||University of Tennessee, USA|
|Shelly Cooper||University of Nebraska Omaha, USA|
|Gordon Cox||University of Reading, UK|
|Dina Grätzer||Collegium Musicum de Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Wilfried Gruhn||University of Music, Freiburg, Germany|
|Jacob Hardesty||Rockford University, USA|
|Phillip Hash||Illinois State University|
|Sondra Wieland Howe||USA|
|Alexandra Kertz-Welzel||Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany|
|Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman||Indiana University, USA|
|George McDow||Liberty University, USA|
|Paul D. Sanders||The Ohio State University at Newark, USA|
|Fumiko Shiraishi||Iwate University, Japan|
|Jane Southcott||Monash University, Australia|
|Alan L. Spurgeon||University of Mississippi, USA|
|Patti Tolbert||Georgia College & State University, USA|
|Terese M. Volk Tuohey||Wayne State University, USA|
|Edwin Wasiak||University of Lethbridge, Canada|
All manuscripts must be submitted online to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jhrme.
Manuscript Submission Guidelines
Manuscripts should be no more than 8,000 words in length (excluding footnotes). Longer articles will be considered but may be edited for length. Manuscripts will be submitted electronically through ScholarOne, the online SAGE tracking system, uploaded as a Word document with an abstract of 150-200 words, a brief cover letter introducing the manuscript, and 4-7 keywords related to the article's content. To preserve anonymity in the review process, authors will place their name, addresses and institutional affiliations on the title page only. Authors will be required to set up their own user account and can initiate a new submission from there. For more information, please refer to the Author Gateway.
Only manuscripts of sufficient quality that meet the aims and scope of JHRME will be reviewed. Submitting a manuscript indicates that it has not been published previously and is not currently submitted for publication elsewhere, either in its entirety or in part. If a manuscript has been presented or shared in any forum, authors must provide details of the dissemination. The Editor and Editorial Committee will consider the following criteria, among others, in evaluating a manuscript: significance and originality of topic; framing of study in historical context; grounding in historical methodology; use of primary and secondary sources to support claims; strength of interpretation beyond descriptive narrative; organization of historical narrative; addition of findings and interpretation to illuminate understanding of music education’s history.
Style and Copyright
Manuscripts will conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010) and use numbered footnotes rather than parenthetical references. Figures and images can be submitted to help illustrate the article. Figures should be supplied with the highest quality possible. Do not use rules or tick marks smaller than 1 point in size. Acceptable electronic formats for figures or other art are: TIFF, EPS, Word, or Excel. Figures and images submitted in color will be converted to black and white for print, but will be published online. Images should be production-ready supplied at a minimum of 300 dpi. Please insure that callouts for figures and images are added within the manuscript to indicate proper placement. See the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines for more information.
Obtaining written permissions for material such as figures, tables, art, and extensive quotes taken directly—or adapted in minor ways—from another source is the author’s responsibility, as is payment of any fees the copyright holder may require. Because permissions often take a considerable amount of time to be granted, authors should start the request process as soon as possible. Authors should never assume that material taken from software or downloaded from the Internet may be used without obtaining permission. Each source must be investigated on a case-by-case basis. Failure to obtain permission will result in either removal of the particular item or the article being pulled from the journal issue.
Book and Media Reviews
The Journal of Historical Research in Music Education aims to be a journal of record that enables readers to keep abreast of what is being produced in the history of music teaching and learning. The JHRME accepts both solicited and unsolicited reviews in English.
What to Review
Reviewed books or other media must relate clearly to the history of music teaching and learning. This is broadly conceived and includes as legitimate both the history of formal and informal music learning, music learning in the family, music learning in institutions, and biographies of music teachers or performers who taught. International dimensions and connections are strongly encouraged. Comparative topics, the study of social geography in music, ideas, institutions, media that change over time or that are situated historically in their time are welcome.
The JHRME focuses primarily reviews of original scholarship, but reviews of translations and edited works are also encouraged. The journal reviews works outside of music teaching and learning selectively. When it is not clear to a potential reviewer that an item contributes to the history of music education, contact the Book and Media Review Editor before writing the review.
A critical book/media review should contain: (1) An overview of the content, (2) an evaluation, and (3) a recommendation. Reviewers should identify the usefulness of the reviewed item to the field and position it in discussions about the history of music education. The content overview should briefly describe the purpose of the book, the author’s viewpoint and the general content. This information should be kept to a minimum. Evaluation is the heart of the review and should be given much thought.
- The review should be approximately 800-1100 words in length, double-spaced. When a comparative review is submitted, the length is variable. Contact the Book and Media Review Editor for guidelines.
- If quoting directly from the book, place a page number in parentheses after the quote.
- If quoting from a source other than the book itself, use the appropriate format to conform to The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2010).
- At the beginning of the review include author, title, publisher, place and date of publication, number of pages, and price. Under this citation, list your name and institutional affiliation as you want them to appear when the review is published.
All reviews should be submitted to the Book and Media Review Editor.
William R. Lee
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Submit first drafts as attachment via email in MS Word to the Book and Media Review Editor. Additional changes may be required of the author who must conform to the schedule of deadlines as set by the Review Editor. The final draft will be submitted as instructed to ScholarOne. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. From their account, a new submission can be initiated.
For more information, please refer to the SAGE Manuscript Submission Guidelines.